Thursday, June 17, 2010
I'm at it again...
The individuals that we idolize as fashion icons have always intrigued me.
Women will enthusiastically respond “Audrey Hepburn” when asked who their fashionista inspiration is. And I will agree, Audrey was nothing short of fabulous. But women know her story is also quite tragic? No, they focus on the outward…a tinny little pixy with beautiful eyes that ooze glamour. The painful truth is that Audrey battled mightily with depression and an eating disorder.
In the world of fashion I have encountered countless women who adore Keira Knightly. They think she is lovely. They hold her up on a pedestal. I simply do not see it, she looks skin and bones to me. My heart breaks whenever I see her photographed. It takes me back to the darkest days of my eating disorder.
I often contemplate what society might be like if we had more realistic bodies to admire.
I realize that what I am saying isn’t popular or trendy. Let’s face it; I am criticizing women for what we’ve been preconditioned to idolize for decades.
I have angered many a fashionista with my viewpoints.
But that's ok, I don’t mind being different.